Seeking for Righteousness

The Personal Blog of Kaimi Wenger

Lotts more statistics

John “the dog ate my homework” Lott is now arguing that Iraqi civilians should have more access to AK-47s. (Link via Volokh). To back up his argument, he offers anecdotes and a recap of statistics. Given Lott’s widely-publicized apparent invention of phony statistics — eerily similar to Michael Bellesilles’s apparent invention of phony of statistics on the other side of the argument — I am deeply skeptical.

The remorseless statistics abuse on both sides of the gun control debate has inevitably brought me to the conclusion — call it Kaimi’s First Law, or perhaps the Bellesilles-Lott Theorem — that no gun statistic can be trusted.

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June 30, 2003 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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